AzB Silver Member
You are quoting my "More or Less" aiming system. Start lined up center to center and then move the cue stick towards the correct aim telling yourself "more, more, more, more" until you go too far then you say "less, less, less" while moving the cue stick back the other way. When you can't tell if you should cut it more or less shoot.Seems to me you are way over thinking everything. There is no need to ponder over multiple tangent lines created by slightly different hits on the object ball. Also, CTE is not going to magically point you to the shot line unless the two balls happen to be on that line in the first place. It may ultimately do more harm than good.
Here's a suggestion. Set up some simple shots and shoot them. Before each one ask yourself if the shot looks on. If the answer is yes and the ball goes in then your subconscious has that shot down and you can TRUST that feeling that says the shot is on. If the shot looks good and you miss then set it up over and over again until it looks on and actually goes in. If you do this for awhile you will begin to see that the little voice in your head can be trusted. This is the ultimate goal. Do not do this with difficult shots because then your stroke errors are magnified and you might misinterpret a stroke error as an aim error.